Election Officials report to the assigned polling place at 6:00 a.m. to help
Polls open at 7:00 a.m.
Election Officials get one hour off during the day, usually around lunch
If an Election Official is assigned away from his own polling place, he can
turn in an absentee ballot at the assigned polling place without having to
mail it in.
Bring a bag lunch for dinner.
Remain at the polling place until after the polls have closed at 8:00 p.m.
and all ballots have been tallied. Help pack away the equipment and wait until
the Election Inspector is ready to leave. Election Officials are paid until
During the day, Election Officials may read books or magazines. Newspapers or
political materials are not permitted because they may create the appearance of
electioneering. Officials may also do small projects if they do not distract
from their responsibility to observe.
Primary elections are held on the third Tuesday in September or the seventh
Tuesday preceeding the general election, whichever comes first. General
elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Try
to get your Election Officials to commit to both elections.